Stop by Our Store: 7 Old Searsport Ave, Rte 1, Belfast, Maine 04915             Phone: 207-338-4300
Our hours are:  April  Friday and Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 10-3
May –December open Daily, Monday – Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-3
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Shipping Note: If your complete order is 3 lbs or over, your shipping fee will not be included in the initial charge. We want to make your shipping expense is the most economical to you. We will contact you to discuss your preferred shipping choice and rate. Once you decide on shipping, the shipping fee will be charged to your credit card once your product has shipped.

Return and Exchanges:  Special orders are non-returnable.
Regular orders can be returned within 7 days of receipt in their original packaging and in the case of jewelry, in unworn condition. Please notify the Lupine Cottage by phone or email before the return. The client is responsible for returning the item(s) pre-paid and insured to the Lupine Cottage. Credit issued will not include original shipping and insurance charges. We reserve the right to not accept a return and may require a re-stocking or repair fee if the item has been at all damaged or worn. While our policies are firm for obvious reasons, we will do everything we can to work with you and make sure your experience with us is positive.

The Lupine Cottage Artisan Dot Hutchins

Meet Lupine Artisan Dot Hutchins

Dot has been weaving baskets for the last 17 years.  She began weaving by taking an adult education class at a local school.  Since that time, she hasn’t stopped weaving. In 2002, she started “Baskets by Dot” as a way to share her love of baskets and to make room in her house! All of her baskets are hand woven with reed made from rattan vines.  The vines are cut into different size reeds much like trees are cut into different sized boards.  Dot then cuts the reed into lengths for spokes.  Smaller sized reeds are used for the weavers. All reed is soaked and worked with when wet to keep it from cracking and breaking. 

Most of the wooden bases that are used are made from pine boards produced here in Maine.  Dot incorporates clay bases and handles into some baskets.  These clay items are made by a local Maine artist.  Some baskets have curls or weavers that are made from maple strips.  When finished, the baskets are given a “hair cut” to trim off most fine hairs.  When not weaving, Dot is a full time special education teacher at the high school level. 

All baskets with accent colors can be ordered in:  Navy Blue, Hunter Green or Burgundy. Exceptions (Hearth, Lupine Bowl, Mini Cauldron)